: any harmful effect other than direct competition of the aggregation or crowding of two or more organisms or kinds of organism in a limited area that is manifested directly (as through accumulation of toxic wastes) or indirectly (as through alteration of the habitat by growth or feeding habits of one or more members of the population)

Word History


dis- entry 1 + -operation (as in cooperation)

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“Disoperation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disoperation. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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